Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Hyundai | posted August 27, 2015 13:26
All-new Elantra expected to debut later this year
A week since the release of the 2016 Elantra teaser photo, Hyundai is back with another preview for it's all-new Elantra compact sedan. For this teaser, Hyundai shows the 2016 Elantra's interior layout.
In tune with the “minimalistic” exterior design, the interior features a touchscreen and has reduced the number of buttons on the center console. Gone is the large scroll wheel that controls climate control and has been replaced by a pair of simple knobs on both sides of the center stack. Compared to the current generation Elantra, the air-conditioning vents are now bigger and similar in style compared to it's big brother, the Sonata.
While the current model features a wraparound dashboard, the preview shows the new model gets a driver oriented dash like many European cars. The center console is now tilted towards the driver whereas the current model has the top half sweeping upwards. The interior door panels also get a makeover. The 2016 Elantra loses the grab handle on the current model but now gets a pocket on its arm rest.
As for interior features, rumors suggest that the 2016 Elantra will get two USB ports, a push button starter for the higher spec models and will have heated front and rear seats and an Infiniti audio system as optional extras. It has also been reported that the infortainment system will be able to support Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
New safety feature coming to the 2016 Elantra are automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection.